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Colonel Henry Lee, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, C. W.
Subject:
Lee, Henry
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 33
A distinguished Officer of the American Revolutionary Army, was born in Virginia in 1756, and was graduated at Princeton College. He was one of Washington's body guards at the battle of Germantown. In 1786 was appointed a delegate to Congress from the State of Virginia, and remained in that body until the adoption of the present Consitution. In 1792 he was elected Governor of the State of Virginia, and in 1799 again elected to Congress. He was severely wounded during the riot in Baltimore in 1814, and died on Cumberland Island, Georgia, in 1818. [P. 11.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.
Topic:
Portrait male
Occupation--Military--Colonel
Control number:
AECI 01930033
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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